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Thread: Selvages

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    Several people have mentioned that they save the selvages (1 inch or more)

    The ones with the circles are pretty -

    Does anyone save the "boring/ugly/plain" selvages?

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    Yes. They make really good tomato ties in my garden. :thumbup:

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    I keep all the selvages off of my polar fleece fabrics to use for tying things up....extension cords, bundles of sticks, books...you name it, I've used those polar selvages!!

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    i save them for any body that wants them

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    I save any kind, but they are probably not an inch. I like to make sure I get all I can from my purchase. Are you wanting them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Several people have mentioned that they save the selvages (1 inch or more)

    The ones with the circles are pretty -

    Does anyone save the "boring/ugly/plain" selvages?
    I save the ones with dots/writing not always the plain ones. sometimes if I need to tie something up.

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    I made a block for the Funky Neighborhood swap from the printed selvages but since the blocks are supposed to be really wonky it was so difficult I only made one and decided to keep it for myself. However, I'm saving my selvages to make a Rocky Road to Kansas quilt with them. If you do a search on here and type in selvages it will come up with all kinds of projects that people have used them for.

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    I have seen projects where they used the plain in with the printed ones.

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    I"ve been giving them away to board members who asked - probably a whole bin full by now. Didn't have any interest. Well, a couple of days ago a friend showed me a book with selvage projects. There is a fantastic star quilt made using lights and darks. . .

    Help, stop me! if you are my friends, please just tell me NO. I don't need another project. I don't need another project. I have plenty. Please tell me the same thing. I don't need another project. . . . .

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    I tend to save all of them if possible. Have not figured out what to do with them yet. Lots of great ideas here, tho.

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